Courses & Units

Academic Writing XAB021

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Note:

The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.

Spring School delivery will be subject to enrolment numbers

Introduction

In this unit you will develop your ability to communicate in written form in a university environment. You will gain the skills and develop strategies to plan and write academically. In particular, you will analyse assignment tasks, learn how to structure an essay, draw on your critical thinking skills, and synthesise multiple academic sources and reference these in-text.

Summary

Unit name Academic Writing
Unit code XAB021
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree
Coordinator

Dominic Lennard, Mike Harris

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Spring school (November) Off-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 18/10/2020 18/10/2020
Spring school (November) 9/11/2020 30/11/2020 7/2/2021 7/2/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and apply critical components for academic writing.

2. Plan and write in academic formats in accordance with university standards and principles.

3. Exercise critical thinking to evaluate, analyse and integrate sources into academic writing.

Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 100705

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two hour workshop and one hour tutorial weekly.

Assessment

AT1: Annotated Essay (40%)

AT2: Essay Summary (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Recommended

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